Raymond James Stadium is smoke free.
The Tampa Sports Authority has approved the new policy which takes effect immediately. It means smoking is banned inside and outside the stadium gates.
Buccaneer C-O-O Brian Ford says most fans will welcome the new smoke-free policy and is part of a trend among N-F-L stadiums.
The new policy will be in place for the first event at Raymond James Stadium--the August 14th Taylor Swift concert and will also apply to other events, such as USF Bulls games, monster truck rallies and concerts. There are still outdoor smoking areas at Amalie Arena and Tropicana Field.